Alabama Cognitive Development (ABCD) Lab
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jason Scofield
The ABCD Lab studies children's language development along with several other issues related to cognitive development broadly. The main questions usually grow out of three primary areas of interest: learning words, learning from others, and thinking about others.
Cognition, Brain, and Autism (Cbra) Lab
Principal Investigator: Dr. Rajesh Kana
The Cbra Lab investigates the neurobiology of social, cognitive, and affective processes in both typical and atypical development. The lab studies people with developmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and neurotypical individuals in order to learn more about the similarities and differences at the brain, behavior, and cognitive levels. In order to achieve this goal, the Cbra Lab utilizes neuropsychological assessments and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques to measure brain structure, function, connectivity, and metabolite levels. The research is directed at identifying a neurobiological marker for ASD and to understand the impact of cognitive and behavioral interventions on the brain in children and adults with ASD.